Mama June and Sugar Bear attack each other in vicious custody showdown
Mama June and Sugar Bear attack each other in a vicious custody showdown over their daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson
'Mama' June Shannon and her ex-husband Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson decided to have had a massive showdown over their daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson during a very tense and heated custody session.
In a new 'Mama June: From Not to Hot' clip which was obtained by RadarOnline, a mediator noted that Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson had been in touch with his daughter, Alana and everything seemed to be going well and on track up until recently. 38-year-old 'Mama' June Shannon retorted and said, "They don’t talk. It’s so sporadic that it’s kind of…it’s crazy". However, Mike went on to reveal that June never answers the phone when he called and things got better once their 12-year-old got her own cell phone.
Despite how crazy and chaotic things had gotten between the couple, Mike had told the mediator that would still like a chance to make an effort with June in the hope that they could both "get on the same page" so he might have some regular unsupervised visitation and "see how that goes". His efforts did not make a difference and in fact, June even scoffed at them.
June went on to explain how Mike never took the chance to drive his daughter when she and Alana were in his area for five weeks. 'Mama June' also went on to add that if Mike ever wanted any sort of visitation, he would have to step up and be there for Alana. Mike said, "That’s my daughter. I want to be in her life. I want to be her father. Whatever I got to do I want to do it".
When the mediator intervened and tried to tell June and Mike that they needed to come together and do what is best for Alana, June went absolutely ballistic. "I’m tired of pushing her to her father when she doesn’t want a thing to do with him," June shouted and added that she is "tired" of Mike saying that he will start doing something but never ever coming through with his promise.
June 'Mama June' Shannon also shared that her ex-boyfriend was physically and emotionally abusive. According to Page Six, Mama June shared, "It’s time the world sees him for what he is. [Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon’s] eye buckle was caused by him … because he got mad. So many emotional and physical scars with the kids".
Alana and her family's claim to fame came from their show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' which got canceled in the year 2014 after there were many reports claiming that Mama June was romantically linked to Mark McDaniel, who is a registered sex offender. In the year 2016, Mama June and Sugar Bear resurfaced their relationship on 'Marriage Bootcamp' where Sugar Bear revealed that he had cheated on his love with both men and women.
Last year before an episode of 'Mama June: From Hot to Not' finale, the reality TV star opened up on the drama that went down at her ex's wedding when his wife Jennifer Lamb invited Shannon’s estranged mother. Shannon spoke of her mother and shared, "You have to love people from a distance sometimes, and when the [fame] came about, she totally changed. She was not supportive. She wanted to sell crazy stories and wanted to start trouble".
"They love the drama, so hey, let them stay with the drama with Sugar Bear and Jennifer," she adds. "I can stay out of it and be myself!" Apparently, Lamb attempted to sabotage Shannon's daughter's diets with sweet treats though Shannon insisted, "Jennifer and Sugar Bear have nothing to do with my kids". "Y’all are seeing how Sugar Bear really is. As this season ends, Y'all will be able to see more. Then we’re also doing a special where Y'all will see the actual real side of Sugar Bear. The world is going to be shocked".
According to Mama June, Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her father do not have a strong relationship. "He chooses not to be a part of Alana’s life. And that’s on him, not me". Alana even agreed to this and during an interview with ET, she opened up about her 'nonexistent' relationship with her dad. "He calls me every once in a blue moon, so if there’s a blue moon outside, he’s going to call me," Alana said.
"The other day we were on the phone … and he was like, ‘I need to cut my grass. So I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll come do it, but I’m going to need a ride mower,’ and he said, ‘You’re gonna need a push mower, ’cause it wouldn’t hurt…[He said] ‘It wouldn’t hurt if you lose weight,’ ” Shannon interjected. "And I think that was the most ignorant thing that he could ever have told anybody. I would never say that".
Alana said she was "more mad of the point that he said [that]. I didn’t get this shape from not eating," she said. "The other day, I was talking to him again and he said it again". Shannon added, "I mean, it pissed me off, I’m not gonna lie. I don’t want to talk about this. It makes me ill every time I talk about him".